I wrote a routine that i call and pass 8 digit dates to,  this calculates the
age of an individual.  I take the passed date and convert it to julian and
take todays date and also convert this to julian.  I then calculate the age by
substringing out the first 2 digits and subtracting them.  I then use the day
portion of the julian date and calculate days so that i can modify the age in
necessary.  My question is that IBM only supports  4 digit dates upto and
including 8/4/1928.  But most of the patients DOB are prior to this and I
don't want to write a second routine.  I've been converting the DOB and all
dates to the mmddyyyy format but have run into this problem.  I'm on R3M2 and
wonder if other dates are supported if I move to a new release?  Or hey if
anyone can come up with a better idea I'm open to any input.  Thanks in

Dana Keaton 
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